Graduate Program

M.S. in Communication Sciences & Disorders

Graduate Program Mission Statement

The mission of the graduate program in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) is to educate speech-language pathologists who are prepared to address the communicative disorders needs of culturally and linguistically diverse communities, particularly in the southeastern region of Wisconsin. Specific missions of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders are:

  • To prepare highly qualified professionals in speech-language pathology who exceed the guidelines of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) for clinical and academic preparation;
  • To prepare speech-language pathology professionals of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds to assess, diagnose and treat clients of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds; and
  • To act as a resource for the University and community by serving as consultants, facilitators and authorities in the various areas of communication disorders.

Our Graduate Program:

  • Student Outcome Data / Graduate Program Characteristics - Read more about our graduate students and applicants.
  • 100% of our masters graduates are employed upon graduation.
  • Since 1993, 99% of our masters students passed the National Exam in Speech Language Pathology on the first attempt.
  • 94% retention rate for graduate students over the past 15 years.
  • As a small program you will have one to one interaction with the faculty. In exit interviews, graduates have noted that this is one of the program's greatest strengths.
  • While Whitewater has the feel of a university community, it also has easy access to Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago.
  • The M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). If you have any questions or concerns about standards or ethics contact ASHA at 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.